Project Dir

Grade NS

New York State has approximately 41 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Project Assnt

    Grade NS

  2. Project Coord

    Grade NS

  3. Project Dir

    Grade NS

Summary of Job Description

As a Project Director, you would direct or participate on projects which seek to improve or establish new agency or enterprise operations. Incumbents analyze current business processes; coordinate with stakeholders and other organizations; develop and implement changes; and assist with all phases of the project lifecycle.

A project is a temporary endeavor that has a start and finish date.  Accordingly, project positions are only classified on a temporary basis. They exist at multiple State agencies.

As a Project Director, you may perform any of the duties of a Project Assistant or Project Coordinator; participate in the development and review of project scope; manage and direct all project activities and staff; direct all technical system design and application development activities; set priorities, policies, and procedures; coordinate project performance and resource needs to ensure timely and efficient delivery; identify risks and potential impact on projects and develops risk management plans; provide policy interpretation and ensures uniform application and compliance across project teams; oversee the review, analysis, documentation, and compilation of project plans; develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders and provides periodic reports on project progress; lead workgroups to identify and resolve issues; responds to critical issues and requests for information; represent the agency at internal and external meetings; oversee the development and delivery of training programs; provide recommendations on staffing and budgetary needs; and perform the full range of supervisory responsibilities.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

These positions are classified in accordance with Section 64.3 of the Civil Service Law, which authorizes temporary appointment, without examination, when the person appointed will render professional, scientific, technical or other expert services on a temporary basis. The minimum requirements vary depending upon the equated grade level of the project position, and the experience, knowledge, and skills required for the position.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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